The Digital Economy Bill was presented by the UK government in November 2009. It puts in place a “graduated response” against alleged file sharers. According to the Bill’s provisions, internet service providers would have to issue notices to online copyright infringers. Repeated offenders could face a suspension of their Internet access.
To enter into force, the Bill still needs to be approved by the House of Commons, the lower house of Parliament.
The UK government is also planning to introduce new amendments that would require Internet service providers to block websites hosting a “substantial” amount of pirated contents.